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The Doodad coordinators want to thank past participants, teachers, and sponsors for your enthusiastic support of the Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition over the past six years. Your encouragement has been crucial to the successful development of this competition, and the positive impact it’s had on the lives of so many children.

In our continuing effort to improve the Doodad competition, and reach even more students, the Doodad coordinators have decided to postpone the competition for the 2017-2018 school year. During our hiatus, we intend to conduct critical activities, such as:
• Survey art instructors to determine what “doodad” objects and themes will most resonate with, and engage their students.
• Develop curricula to help teachers connect the competition to state standards, so that it can be better integrated into classroom lessons.
• Reach out to other teaching disciplines, such as science, to emphasize recycling and environmental stewardship.
• Research methods to enhance marketing to teachers, students, the business community, and the general public.

We hope that our hiatus will been seen as a valuable investment of time and energy to improve the Doodad competition, and ask for your continued support when we return for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, or want to share your thoughts about how to improve the competition, please contact us through the Doodad website .

Doodad Coordinators:
Jack Wyatt, Kathy Durdin, Dana Warner, Dave Heise, Caroll Vick (Director of Education, Arts Council of Hillsborough County), or Erin Saladino (Supervisor, K-12 Art Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools).

COPYRIGHT— Need to know more about copyright and plagiarism? Click on the image to download the Copyright and Plagiarism guide used by the school district.


CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the 2015 Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.

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Congratulations to the Middle School winners of the 2017 Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition.
Best and Peoples' Choice Award-- Lutz Prep Charter School, 9-11 -- Never Forget
Best Firefighters as Superheroes -- Ferrell GPA Middle Magnet, The Adventures of Firefighters
Best US History - Nick Wagner, Home School, First Flying Machine
Best Tampa History -- Wilson Middle, Gaspar's Boat
Honorable Mention - Roland Park K-8, The Taxation Conflict
Honorable Mention - Wilson Middle, The Fire of Fairlane Eastwood
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Congratulations to the High School Winners of the 2017 Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition.
Best and Peoples' Choice Award- Lennard High, Sacagawea
Best Firefighters as Superheroes - Blake High, Fire-man
Best US History -- Blake High, Buy Our Products
Best Tampa History - Steinbrenner High, Warrior's Gasparilla Boat
Honorable Mention - -Blake High, Change Your Perspective
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Congratulations to the Elementary Schools winners of the 2017 Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition.
Best -- Alex Wagner, Homeschool, Native Americans Killing Alligators
Best Firefighters as Superheroes - Kenly Elementary, Just Another Day at the Office for These Everyday Heroes
Best US History - Lamb Elementary, No Day Shall Erase You From Memory of Time
Best Tampa History - Alafia Elementary, Tampa Cigar Factory Fire 2015
Honorable Mention and Peoples' Choice Award -- Tampa Regional Artists Children's Class, Old Hyde Park Art Center
Honorable Mention - Cypress Creek Elementary, Our Community Heroes
Honorable Mention - Alafia Elementary, Fire Truck 2067
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12 months ago  ·  

Congratulations to Dana Warner, the 2017 receipent of the Warren Elly Award.This award, sponsored this year by Allegro, is presented to an individual who best opened students to expression of their own ideas and feelings through art. The award is named for the late Warren Elly, who throughout his reporting career cared deeply for the people behind the news events and revealed the humanity of their stories. ... See MoreSee Less

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Presenting Sponsor in 2017:

Our 2017 Presenting Sponsor was Hill Ward Henderson!

Platinum Sponsors in 2017:

The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation joined presenting sponsor Hill Ward Henderson in sponsoring the 2017 three dimensional art competition for Hillsborough County Students grades K-12.

“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

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In-Kind Sponsors in 2017: